Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

Professor Mark Achler and visiting innovators meet with students in Kellogg’s San Francisco Winter Quarter.

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Kellogg pilots San Francisco quarter for entrepreneurship, growth and scaling

Bay Area winter quarter marks the latest evolution in the expansion of innovation offerings

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The Trumpf Chocolate Zeppelin on the way to the White House

11/19/16 – Huffington Post
Article written by Professor Robert Wolcott asks readers to try and understand their adversaries better than they understand you (or even themselves) because that offers a competitive advantage.

New Kellogg courses address emerging global business issues, expand dynamic programming

11/10/16 – 11 new courses emerge from Kellogg’s cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives and academic departments

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Who needs food? Why Soylent is replacing meals for these busy Chicagoans​

11/09/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article reports on how more and more people with busy schedules are drinking the meal-replacement beverage Soylent, and quotes Professor Rob Wolcott on how Soylent’s offering resonates with the efficiency-obsessed.

Here’s How You Know You’ve Got a Really Great Boss​

10/03/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor David Schonthal discusses the process of identifying admirable leaders by focusing on three characteristics: empathy, empowering others, and generosity.

Don’t Be Tyrannized by Old Metrics​

09/23/16 – Harvard Business Review
Article written by Professor Robert Wolcott explains that while effective metrics are essential for focusing attention and achieving results, they can also overpower better sense. Mismeasurement can lead to mismanagement.

Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights​

08/17/16 – NPR
Article reports on the issue with plane delays and airline efficiency, quoting Adjunct Lecturer Dean DeBiase on how over the past decade, American and other airlines have cut costs, raised fees and crammed more seats into planes.

MBA programs are going outside the classroom. Here's why.​

08/09/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article discusses how b-school programs in Chicago are increasingly focused on experiential learning, quoting Professor David Schonthal.

Your Lack of Experience Could Be Just What a Startup Is Looking For

08/09/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor David Schonthal answers the question of “How do you leverage a non-traditional background in a new role?” and says that if your career change moves you in the direction of a startup, there’s no need to worry about having a non-traditional background.

Top Business Schools See Family Office Education as Growth Area

07/07/16 – Bloomberg
Article quotes Professor Justin Craig, who says that Kellogg is starting a new offering in 2017 to help family businesses grow and scale. Alumni and mounting research in the past 15 years have shown that family-owned companies are vital to growing economies, he said.

Money Should Never Drive a Startup’s Relationship With Investors

06/30/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Linda Darragh explores how startup founders can establish a relationship with the right investors to gain access not only to seed or growth capital, but also to their industry expertise and contacts.

Do assassinations change opinions?​

06/20/16 – NPR
This audio story, which features Professor Benjamin Jones, discusses how the recent Brexit campaign briefly paused after the assassination of British lawmaker Jo Cox and looks back at other examples where assassinations changed the course of history.

A trio of Kellogg students won a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their social impact startups through Kellogg’s annual social impact awards.

Kellogg announces 2016 Social Impact Awards winners

06/13/16 – Three Kellogg social entrepreneurs will receive a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their startups

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Why In-N-Out Burger And Google Have More In Common Than You Think

06/07/16 – Forbes
Article quotes Dean DeBiase, adjunct lecturer, about why Salesforce can keep growing because it makes its stakeholders better off.

Growth Guru's Inside Scoop On McDonald's Turnaround

05/27/16 – Inc.
Article quotes Adjunct Lecturer Dean DeBiase on the strategy behind McDonald's recently doubled revenue growth rate, which propelled its earnings up 35% and its stock to an all-time high.

Growth Guru Likes Facebook, Microsoft

05/23/16 – Forbes
Article cites Professor Mohan Sawhney’s research on growth and how not all growth is good. Bad growth — such as that caused by subprime lending or acquisitions that add needlessly to a company’s complexity — produces short-term revenue growth but longer-term collapse

Treat a Muslim Better, Hurt the Islamic State​

04/25/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article reports on Professor Efraim Benmelech’s research, which found that Islamic State recruitment success is positively correlated with homogeneity in a society.

Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies succeed because they aren’t focused on selling

04/25/16 – Quartz
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s recent Harvard Business Review article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix

Northwestern launches 2 new funds for startups

04/07/16 – Chicago Tribune
Article highlights the two new funds to support budding entrepreneurs, both students and faculty, at Northwestern.

Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape

04/03/16 – TechCrunch
Article argues that the key to big Silicon Valley companies’ success is their focus on building platforms, rather than selling products. Professor Robert Wolcott’s HBR article is referenced, providing examples of these companies with Uber and Netflix.